House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was spotted without a mask in close proximity to others while at the White House on Thursday afternoon, which came shortly after she warned against similar behavior earlier in the day.
During her own press conference on Thursday, Pelosi seemed to suggest that people should continue to wear masks because otherwise people are relying on “the honor system” when someone claims that they are vaccinated. Pelosi made the remarks when she was asked about when the Capitol would return to normal and whether “so many people” not being vaccinated was playing a part in the decision making.
“We have to wait for them to be vaccinated, because they are selfishly a dangerment [sic] to other people, including staff people here,” Pelosi said. “So while we are hopeful, and I join the president in being hopeful that we can reach a place where it is safe for people to be. What is this, the honor system? The honor system, as to whether somebody’s been vaccinated? Do you want them breathing in your face on the strength of their honor?”